Four bids received for West Pittston Recovery Project

WEST PITTSTON — Council is moving forward with the West Pittston Recovery Project after receiving four bids from companies willing to do the project.Borough Manager Savino Bonita said the purpose of the bids will be to select a company to make improvements from the properties damaged by the 2011 flood.“This is the money that, as a result of the flood, is being administered by the by the Luzerne County Office of Community Development,” said Bonita. ̶...

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s John Hynes gets his own NHL call-up

When John Hynes was named the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, he became the fifth Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach to make the jump to the NHL.Now, for the first time in five years, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will be looking for a new leader behind the bench.After being a finalist for the head coaching job in Pittsburgh before the start of last season, Hynes was general manager Ray Shero’s only choice for the job in New Jersey.

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Victor Espinoza talks Triple Crown on visit to Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — Millions of fans and bettors watching American Pharoah as the colt prepares for the Belmont Stakes Saturday will try to analyze what is going on in the horse’s head or, perhaps, heart.From his position atop the latest Triple Crown candidate, Victor Espinoza will pay attention to American Pharoah’s lungs.Espinoza said that what he’s thinking as jockey in the moments prior to the race are not nearly as important as how the horse he is ...

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Title run ends for Holy Redeemer volleyball in state semifinals

READING — It was like a concrete wall was put in front of the net, and the Holy Redeemer Royals had to smash through it.That’s how stout Northeastern’s size was in the front row. The Bobcats weren’t too bad behind the back line, either.It added up to a 3-0 win over Redeemer at Exeter Township High School in Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A semifinals. Set scores were 25-13, 25-14 and 25-13.Northeastern returns to Penn State on Saturday for...

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De Paula helps RailRiders snap skid

MOOSIC — It’s only early June, but the RailRiders have already had many new faces on the roster for the first time that have aspirations of eventually making it to Yankee Stadium.On Tuesday night at PNC Field, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre picked up two more first-timers to don the RailRiders uniform, but this pair was expected to start the season in New York before injuries occurred.Left-hander Jose De Paula and infielder Brendan Ryan each contributed to help the Ra...

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PIAA softball, baseball postponed again

Rain postponed all of Tuesday’s PIAA softball and baseball games involving Wyoming Valley Conference teams. All games were moved to Wednesday.The softball will remain a tripleheader at Wilkes University. The Class 2A game between Holy Redeemer and Wellsboro will be a 1 p.m. start due to Wellsboro having graduation. In Class 3A, Nanticoke vs. Twin Valley will be at 4 p.m. Hazleton Area and Daniel Boone will play at 6 p.m. in a Class 4A game.In baseball, Wyoming Vall...

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Blatter will resign as FIFA president amidst scandal

ZURICH — The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.The 79-year-old leader of the world’s most popular sport defied global animosity last week to win four more years in office. But his re-election only increased the pressure from colleagues, sponsors, athletes and fans for Blatter to step down as FIFA’s president.At a hastily arranged news conference Tuesday, Blatter announced he would leave offi...

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Phils walk off against Reds

PHILADELPHIA — Darin Ruf hit a walkoff single with one out in the ninth inning after Maikel Franco tied it in the eighth with a two-run homer to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a rare late-inning comeback victory, 5-4 over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.Odubel Herrera led off the ninth against Tony Cingrani (0-2) with an opposite-field double to left. Herrera went to third on Carlos Ruiz’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Ruf’s single to right.Jonat...

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American Pharoah arrives for Triple Crown try

NEW YORK — American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.After a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a van ride from an airport on Long Island, American Pharoah was quickly guided off the van in a steady rain and into Barn 1 at Belmont Park.A gaggle of photographers and news crews recorded every step taken by the Ken...

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Newton’s new deal hits nine figures

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to franchise record $103.8 million, five-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers.Newton will earn $67.6 million over the first three years, the most money ever paid to an NFL player during the first three years of a contract, said a person familiar with negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the financial terms of the extension have not been released....

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